Falls

Starting in June 2014, Haelo began an 18 month programme of work with Leeds Teaching NHS Trust to deliver two improvement collaboratives: Reducing Inpatient Falls and the Deteriorating Patient. The two collaboratives ran in parallel and had the following aims:

Reducing Inpatient Falls

To reduce inpatient falls by 50% on pilot wards by April 2015, measured by the:

  • Number of serious incidents reported (per month) with a fall of any kind
  • Proportion of patients with a fall in a care setting in the last 72 hours
  • Proportion of patients with harm from a fall in a care setting in the last 72 hours

We will be reporting on the outcomes of this programme in early 2016.

Deteriorating Patient

To reduce avoidable deterioration by 50% on pilot wards by October 2015, measured by the number of:

  • 2222 crash team calls
  • Cardiac arrest calls
  • Medical assistance calls